Engineers to escape licensing rules due to 'very dangerous' loophole

Posted in The Sydney Morning Herald, Gordon Brock the Professionals Australia State Director gave comment on the ‘dangerous loophole’ that would allow engineers to escape licensing rules in NSW. Professional Engineers Australia said the government's decision to ignore the passage of a broad registration law that covers all engineers was a "blatant betrayal" of the community.

The union's state director, Gordon Brock, said it meant a "very dangerous loophole" in NSW would remain that allowed anyone to call themselves an engineer. "It's not just unqualified and unregistered engineers working on residential apartment buildings that we have to worry about," he said.

"With the huge pipeline of infrastructure projects being brought forward to stimulate the economy ... a failure to fix this issue now is a recipe for disaster."

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